Lawrence man arrested in connection with recent noninjury shooting

photo by: Kansas Department of Corrections

Casey L. Williams Jr.

Law enforcement officials have arrested a man whom Lawrence police suspect in connection with a shooting that occurred Sunday near 24th Street and Ousdahl Road.

Casey Lamont Williams Jr., 22, of Lawrence, was being held without bond in the Douglas County Jail on Thursday afternoon, according to jail booking logs. He was arrested on a probable cause warrant and a bench warrant at 10:45 a.m. in the 1900 block of East 19th Street, the record indicates.

According to KDOC records, Williams was released from prison on post-release supervision May 13, after serving time in connection with an attempted aggravated robbery that occurred on Aug. 3, 2015. His status changed to “absconder” on Tuesday.

“Parole services was working in coordination with local law enforcement and issued an arrest and detain warrant on Monday and then the offender did not show up for his previously scheduled appointment,” Cheryl Cadue, public information officer for KDOC, told the Journal-World via email Thursday. “However, he was not considered an absconder at the time of the initial contact with law enforcement.”

Lawrence police suspect Williams of criminal threat, aggravated assault, criminal discharge of a firearm in an occupied home, criminal possession of a weapon by a felon and domestic battery, according to the booking log.

Patrick Compton, a spokesman for the department, said police have submitted an affidavit to the Douglas County district attorney to consider criminal charges in that incident.

As the Journal-World reported, police were dispatched around 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, for a report of a shooting. When police arrived, their initial findings indicated that there was a shooting, but no one was shot.

Compton said at the time that it was a domestic incident, and one person did suffer minor injuries in a physical altercation. That person was not taken to a hospital, though, he said.

The Lawrence Police Department also suspects Williams of aggravated assault stemming from an incident on July 29, the booking log indicates. Further information about that incident was not immediately available Thursday.

According to KDOC, Williams also goes by aliases “Carter Lamont Johnson” and “Crash.”

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated from a previous version.

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